If the leaked artwork from Fallen Order is legit, there’s rather a lot we are able to find out about its story.
In case you missed it, earlier at the moment we received an surprising take a look at what’s being referred to as a “Teaser Poster” for Jedi: Fallen Order in an obvious leak on Amazon.
It might simply be a teaser poster (you may see the total picture on Twitter right here), however that does not imply it is chock stuffed with attention-grabbing particulars that may give us some perception into the story or occasions of Respawn’s upcoming Star Wars journey.
The Jedi and Their Droid
Occupying the foreground of the paintings is a humanoid determine (we won’t inform whether or not they’re a human with their hair up or a hat on, or if they only have a uniquely ridge-like head form) and what we assume is their companion droid. The droid is not like any I feel we have seen earlier than, with what seems to be a squared, flat head, related maybe to BB-Eight or their evil twin BB-9E, with a small physique and bipedal AT-ST-like legs.
Whereas the humanoid is holding a lightsaber, the extra attention-grabbing function of this a part of the poster is the symbols that the droid is working (we assume) it is scanner over:
Clearly, we do not know what these may actually imply, and it may even simply be a extremely pixelated door or one thing (perhaps we’ll see a higher-rez model this weekend), nevertheless it looks as if they’re symbols carved into the mountainside, ones that look rather a lot just like the runes within the “sacred texts” in The Final Jedi.
Between what we all know of the story already – that it follows a padawan who managed to outlive Order 66 – the imagery within the poster evokes the sensation of trying to find … one thing. What, I am certain, we’ll discover out as we get nearer to launch – maybe a hidden enclave of Jedi, or a temple with vital relics – however we all know there will be loads of Imperial forces looking us (or it) as nicely.
T.I.E. Searching Events
The Empire’s T.I.E. fighters have at all times jogged my memory of insect swarms, the best way they group collectively as transfer via area in formation. Right here, they’re extra like bats or birds of prey – streaking via the skies as they hunt for our protagonist.
In fact, I might be manner off on that assumption – they may simply be flying round, or simply there to look cool. However contemplating the group appears to be swarming across the crashed starship, it looks as if a secure guess that they are scouting for one thing – or somebody.
The Crashed Starship
The second greatest query this poster raises – after “what is the padawan searching for?” – is, to me, “How did this ship get right here within the first place?”
Based mostly on the engines, the ship in query appears to be a model of the Venator-class Star Destroyer (previously thought of a Republic Assault Cruiser till the formation of the Galactic Empire). These are the ships that, within the years between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, could be redesigned because the Victory-class Destroyer that we see within the opening of Episode IV.
Based mostly on the poster artwork, it seems to be like this can be a barely completely different mannequin – which might make sense since Fallen Order is about within the years between episodes III and IV. Nonetheless, the single-column command tower on the ship within the poster may merely be a results of harm sustained throughout the crash occasion. The ship itself would not look like smoking or in any manner lately operational, so it appears unlikely that we’re a Power Unleashed-type state of affairs having lately taken place.
The query then turns into, “The place are we?” Whereas we have now our personal hopes that (amongst different issues) we would see brand-new areas within the SW universe, there have been a variety of planets the place a crashed Venator-class ship may have ended up after the entire battles that passed off throughout the Clone Wars.
Fortunately, we should not have to attend too lengthy earlier than we have now some extra data on Jedi: Fallen Order. Till then, what are your ideas? Am I manner off base with all of this, or do you assume I may be on to one thing?
JR is IGN’s Senior Options Editor, and would not actually care if he is proper or fallacious – he is simply glad we’re getting a brand new Star Wars sport that is not Battlefront. You may comply with him on Twitter @USofJR.